Where to Watch Fireworks on the North Shore - 2023 - The North Shore Moms

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With the Fourth of July coming up next week, we’ve rounded up a list of the best places to watch fireworks with your family.


Where to Watch Fireworks on the North Shore


Saturday, July 1, 2023

Salisbury Beach Fireworks Show (Salisbury, MA) – Grab your chairs and blankets and enjoy some fun summer tunes, Saturdays at 7:30pm on the Salisbury Oceanfront Stage. Benches and picnic tables available and plenty of dancing room for everyone! Enjoy takeout from local restaurants, beach pizza, ice cream and more, while you listen to live music from one of the region’s hottest bands! Stick around until 10:15pm to end the night with Salisbury Beachfront Fireworks show. (Every Saturday of the Summer!)

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Haverhill’s Annual Independence Day (Riverside Park, 155 Lincoln Avenue, Haverhill, MA) – The fun starts at 5 pm, live music at 6 pm (Matt Jackson and then The Woodstock Experience) and fireworks begin at 9:15pm. There will also be food trucks, face-painting and more. Rain date – July 5.

Monday, July 3, 2023

Andover Fourth of July Celebration (Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover, MA) – Fireworks show begins at 9:20pm.

Gloucester Fireworks (Stage Fort Park, 1 Hough Avenue, Gloucester, MA) – Fireworks will light up the sky after a waterfront concert on Stacey Boulevard and the annual Gloucester Horribles Parade (which kicks off at 6pm). Families are welcome to set up blankets and enjoy a full evening of Independence Day celebrations, with parking located at the Gloucester high school. 6-11pm.

Lynn Fireworks Celebration (Red Rock Park, Lynn, MA) – Live music starts at 7pm with fireworks at 9 pm.

Swampscott Independence Day Celebration (Town Hall Lawn, Swampscott) – Enjoy a beer garden, food, fireworks and music from Bordello’s and MSF Band. 5-9pm.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Beverly Fireworks (West Beach, Beverly, MA) – Fireworks show begins around 9:15pm.

Marblehead Fireworks & Harbor Illumination (Marblehead, MA) – The Harbor Illumination is scheduled to start at 9pm when flares are lit all around the perimeter of the harbor, creating a magnificent ring of light that sets the stage for the main event. At 9:15pm the fireworks are launched off a barge at the mouth of Marblehead Harbor, which creates ideal viewing opportunities for the public from the parks at Fort Sewall, Chandler Hovey Park and Crocker Park.

Salem Celebrates the 4th (Derby Wharf, Salem, MA) – Festivities begin at 5pm with the opening of food tents, free children’s patriotic craft give-a-ways, and pre-concert entertainment on the Main Stage. Opening ceremonies follow at 7:15pm then enjoy a two hour ‘POPS’ concert by the Hillyer Festival Orchestra, a forty-piece ensemble with vocal soloists performing opera to Broadway favorites. At 9:15pm a fireworks display is launched from Derby Wharf.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Family Friendly Wharf Event (Nahant, MA) – This Family Friendly Wharf Event continues the Independence Day Celebrations and with the town’s annual fireworks show. Enjoy music from Mojo Slim and food/slush/beverages by Bianco’s Sausage Company from 5:30-8:30pm. Fireworks will start at approximately 9pm from Bailey’s Hill.


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